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Publisher Description

The Supremes is a sprawling tale of unforgettable music, cutthroat ambition, and heartbreaking betrayal. Mark Ribowsky explodes Dreamgirl fantasies by taking the reader behind the closed doors of Motown to witness the rise of group leader Diana Ross, the creation of timeless classics like “Where Did Our Love Go?,” and the dramatic power struggles within Detroit's fabled music factory. Drawing on firsthand, intimate recollections from knowledgeable sources such as the Temptations's Otis Williams and other Motown contemporaries—many never before interviewed—The Supremes is “a comprehensive look at the tumultuous relationships within the Supremes as well as among others at the Motown label” (Library Journal).

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2008
October 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
408
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
4.3
MB

Customer Reviews

MJRsSeneca2 ,

Interesting fun read

Very well written, often unintentionally humorous account of the fabulous and beautiful Supremes and those around them. Much of it devolving from their individual vulnerabilities, the inevitable conflicts and frictions accruing to the diurnal interactions of driven personalities, as well as the manifold stresses associated with achieving and maintaining exceptionally rare heights of sustained national and international acclaim and popularity. The story is intrinsically very interesting and fun with lots of drama and views into their activities, thoughts and interactions but also their obvious inadvertent but important role in advancing the social and cultural acceptance of the undeniable African-American talent among us. Ribowsky has a sophisticated but easy style of writing often using expressive thought-provoking description and short interesting phrasings that give pause as if startling the reader by the occasional sparkling gem.

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